< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://sirhumphreys.com" > Sir Humphrey's: AP shop owners are Reuters crims?

SIR HUMPHREY'S BLOG

SITE MOVED:Sir Humphrey's has moved

Please join us at our new site: www.sirhumphreys.com.

The RSS feed for sirhumphreys.com is now here.

Monday, October 24, 2005

AP shop owners are Reuters crims?

One man's shop keeper is another man's prisoner, depending on your news agency. This from the aftermath of a car-bomb in Baghdad. Maybe the standard procedure is to round up all the shop owners in the vicinty of a car bomb and charge them with trying to drive away customers? It must be hard to get the story straight, when the photographers are standing side-by-side.

AP
Iraqi shop owners look at the scene of a suicide attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday Oct. 23 2005.A suicide car bomb in central Baghdad hit two police vehicles in Al-Tahrir Square at 11:30 a.m., killing two officers and two civilians, said police Maj. Mohammed Younis.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


Reuters
Men arrested by Iraqi police shortly after a car bombing in central Baghdad wait inside a locked shop near the scene of the explosion October 23, 2005. The car bomb exploded in front of a busy shopping centre killing four people including two police officers and injuring 13 others, Iraqi police said. REUTERS/Ali Jasim

Posted by Chefen | 10/24/2005 02:13:00 AM

7 Comments:

Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Steady on Al. Reuters are just doing what the BBC does now that is 'doesn't own the news anymore.' You get someone else's photo and make up the story, safe at your desk in Paris. That's right, isn't it Russell?

10/24/2005 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Reuters and BBC. Aren't these where professional journalists work? Would these be places NZ journalists aspire to work for?

Could we ask them to write a story on journalistic ethics, plagiarism and the dangers of letting amateur bloggers present information?

Or do we just learn from the professionals by studying their work?

10/24/2005 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Adolf - that's Chefen's post, not mine.

Good spotting Chefen. I wonder if Reuters simply makes up the captions to fit their story line, rather than reporting what the photographer saw.

10/24/2005 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Woops

10/24/2005 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Chefen said...

The Reuters one seems dodgy. Other pics of the same scene show dozens of young guys milling around the cars, these guys here look like a bunch of middle-aged shop keepers. I thought maybe it was just emphasis, ie they were shop keepers and arrested... but why on earth hold shop-keepers after a carbomb? There is something fishy about Reuters' caption, or just lazy.

10/24/2005 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

One thing I've noticed after all these image analysis posts - AP at least tries to be professional about its captions, Reuters does not.

10/24/2005 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

What? 5 burly Arabs can't kick that grill down? Yeah Right MSM. That is a photo Rachel would kill for.

10/25/2005 12:04:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home